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Dublin City University has announced a new agreement which will see AIB and PwC extend their support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021. Pictured at an event in Huguenot House, St Stephen’s Green to announce the partnership extension are: (L-R) Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking, AIB; Paul Hennessy, Family Business Leader, PwC; Dr Eric Clinton, Director, DCU Centre for Family Business; Professor Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University. Credit: Julien Behal Photography.

AIB and PwC extend support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021

Dublin City University has announced a new agreement which will see AIB and PwC extend their support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021. The agreement will enable the Centre to expand its work to support Irish family businesses through research, events, publications and a new Connectivity Project, a peer-to-peer mentoring programme that will...
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Laura Brady, recipient of the 2017/18 UrbanVolt scholarship and Edel Kennedy, Head of Marketing with UrbanVolt announce the UrbanVolt Scholarship for 2018/19

DCU and UrbanVolt Renew Scholarship Partnership for 2018/19

Dublin City University and UrbanVolt are seeking motivated students with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind set to apply for the 2018/19 UrbanVolt Master’s Scholarship programme at DCU. The scholarship is open to students wishing to pursue a master’s programme in Engineering, Computing or Business at DCU. The successful recipient will receive full fee support for...
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Supporting Irish Family Business: Colourtrend

Rachel O’Connor is Head of Sales with Colourtrend, one of Ireland’s leading decorative paint brands. In this interview, she explains how the company has grown since her grandfather first established General Paints in 1953 in an old Famine workhouse building in Celbridge and how the company has benefited from its engagement with DCU’s Centre for...
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Over €3 million raised to transform lives and society in 2017

In 2017, our incredible supporters helped us to raise over €3 million in new pledges for projects to transform not only the future of our students’ education, but also the future of our country and our society. Last year, you gave generously to a wide range of projects that included supporting young people from disadvantaged...
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GiveBack.ie – Funding Homeless Charities

20-year old UStart participant James Gallagher from Ratoath in County Meath is a 3rd year Computer Applications student at DCU and the founder of social enterprise GiveBack.ie together with his girlfriend Victoria Ryan-Nesbitt. GiveBack.ie is an online platform that enables Irish consumers to help some of the most vulnerable people in society by simply shopping...
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Family Business Focus: EPS Group

Patrick Buckley is Managing Director of family business EPS Group, a leading provider of water and wastewater treatment and pumping solutions. In this interview, he describes how the company grew from modest beginnings in Kanturk, Co. Cork in 1968 to expand internationally and how the company has benefited from engaging with DCU’s Centre for Family...
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Women in Family Business & Leadership Event

DCU Business School is proud to present the third event in its Women in Leadership series, ‘Flourishing in the Face of Adversity: Rebuilding Resilience in the Workplace’. This edition aims to address the unique challenges faced by our female leaders, and the inspirational ways in which these difficulties can be conquered. Three remarkable women join DCU to share...
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S-Man Security Travel Platform

Sheelagh Brady is a former Garda who left the force in 2012 to work with the UN as a Senior Security Analyst in Abuja, Nigeria. There she advised organisations such as Unicef, the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme on the security environment, threats and managing risk when implementing their programmes on the...
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Andre Bastie of Happy Scribe

UStart Demo Day Winners Announced

The ten start-up teams supported by this year’s UStart student accelerator programme recently gathered at DCU’s Alpha Campus for the UStart Demo Day where the winners of the Best Start-up Opportunity and Best Pitch awards for 2017 were selected following a competitive pitching process. Demo Day marks the culmination of UStart, DCU’s accelerator programme which supports...
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UStart – Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

DCU’s UStart was Ireland’s first student start-up accelerator programme. It enables students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial flair. It empowers them to become trail-blazing social and business entrepreneurs, by helping to bring their innovative ideas to market. Our programme provides training, seed funding and access to mentors and sector specialists. This approach has already...
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